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major u.s. cities preparing for blizzard-like conditions as the system barrels down the eastern seaboard. plus, preparing for the worst. thousands of flights already canceled, an unprecedented move in washington, d.c., shutting down the transit system and the government closing early. pilot arrested at the controls of a passenger plane accused of flying drunk. and fighting back with a club. a would-be robber picking the wrong woman to mess with. and we do say good morning to you, everybody, on this friday. the massive storm system expected to bring blizzard conditions to millions, well, it's taking shape right now and already causing some damage. >> let's get right to the radar. the storm stretching from the gulf of mexico into virginia. icy conditions, heavy rain across the south and at least one tornado. >> a twister touching down overnight in southern mississippi causing damage.
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reports of trees downed and mobile homes destroyed. >> and in the blizzard zone empty shelves, people rushing out for the essentials preparing for feet of snow. abc's karla barguiarena has the details. >> reporter: this morning, one last mad dash to prepare for a potentially historic blizzard. outside a costco in virginia lines to get in and lines to check out as stores try to keep up with the demand. >> d.c. is really not ready for this kind of weather. >> reporter: the same scene at this trader joe's supermarket in the nation's capital. >> pick the next ten. >> reporter: forced to limit customers to ten at a time. shelves of water are now virtually empty and show shovels disappearing just as fast. >> we're down to like our last few of them which is like three or four. >> reporter: also preparing, the federal government, which announced it would be closing at noon today ahead of the epic winter storm. d.c.'s public transportation
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will be closing later today too. >> we're seeing the -- everything line up for a major storm system affecting the eastern third of the country and affecting at least 50 million people. >> reporter: at reagan international airport, de-icers on standby as all major airlines offer passengers waivers to rebook their flights. for those staying home like ryan williams in philadelphia, one last stop before the snow arrives. >> well, i already hit the grocery store, but i mean honestly when we're being truthful, the most important thing is wine and whiskey. >> reporter: karla barguiarena, abc news, new york. okay, so one of the many questions right now is how much snow can be expected and where is the storm right now. >> accuweather meteorologist justin povick tracking it all. good morning to you, justin. >> reena, kendis, thanks, and good morning to you, as well. system, we're already noticing all the moisture, all the heavy rain and even some severe
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the gulf coast states along interstate 10. we've already had a history of large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. and now we're starting to be more and more concerned about the wintry aspect. major ice storm conditions into north carolina and then later on this evening into tonight, blizzard conditions developing, d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, this is one for the history books, whiteout conditions and look at our snowfall accumulation map here, one to two feet. more so toward d.c., baltimore and philadelphia, some areas here approaching two feet plus. and then we have the coastal impacts, and these are rather significant. this will be the highest surf we have seen since sandy. beach erosion, coastal flooding, big-time concerns here as we head through the weekend. reena, kendis, back to you. >> one for the history books. did you hear about this one, bright spot about all of this, for some in washington, d.c., for the first time in decades sledding is again allowed on capitol hill.
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the capitol police have been told not to reinforce it. >> it looks like a lot of fun. >> it is. >> and here's a hint of what d.c. might be in for. take a look at these pictures this was after the blizzard of >> wow. 28 inches of snow fell. the greatest one-day snowfall ever for the city. check out the slide show at abcnews.com. well, there is breaking news in north korea. north korea is detaining an american student for what it says was a hostile act. the state news agency says otto frederick warmbier entered north korea as a tourist. he's a student at the university of virginia. no word on what that act was but north korea says warmbier has ties to the u.s. government. the u.s. embassy in seoul is aware of the arrest. okay, back here at home the verbal smackdown is on between republican presidential candidates donald trump and ted cruz. campaigning in las vegas last night, trump did address some issues, resurrecting his promise to build a border wall and make
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but even a double-digit lead in the polls isn't stopping his attack saying cruz had his moment, and he blew it. >> he's a very striking person. nobody likes him. take a look, he has republican senator, he doesn't have one endorsement from one senator, number one. number two, wasn't born in this country. >> now for the most part cruz is staying away from trash talk aiming his most critical words at the republican establishment and the obama administration, as well, but he is firing back at trump suggesting to abc's george stephanopoulos that the front-runner's priorities are completely misplaced. >> i would suggest that the next commander in chief instead of living or dying by the daily polls and by the latest twitter storm should focus on identifying our enemies, listening to the expert advice of generals and admirals and national security experts and doing whatever is necessary to keep this country safe. >> well, cruz is also explaining
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qualified than trump to be president. that's coming up later today on "good morning america." for the democrats hillary clinton is getting an endorsement from a pop star. demi lovato joined clinton on stage last night at a rally in iowa. lovato performed the song "confident" before introducing the democrat. a new poll shows bernie sanders leading clinton by eight points in iowa. she turned up the heat on sanders during an appearance on cnn. >> do you believe the american people are ready to elect a socialist as president of the united states? >> well, let me say this, again, it's up to the voters. i know a number of democrats, people who i highly respect, are concerned and are expressing that concern to me, to journalists and others. >> bernie sanders is remaining confident. during a speech in new hampshire sanders touched on the new poll telling the crowd that, quote, we're looking at one of the great political upsetstsn modern history.
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crisis in flint. the epa says it will take over lead sampling in the city and make the results public, and the regional epa director who oversaw flint has resigned. meanwhile, officials in michigan say they still aren't sure whether the contaminated water is linked to a sudden increase in the number of legionnaires' disease. the ntsb wants to lower the legal alcohol limit for drivers. safety officials are pushing for the limit to be 0.05 or even lower. that's equal to about one drink for a woman and two for men. they say impairment begins well before the current level of 0.08. thousands of child care seats, child car seats are being recalled because of a safety hazard. britax child safety is recalling more than 71,000 infant seats because the carrying handles can
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live picture of washington, d.c. and it is a calm before the storm. a look down pennsylvania avenue. this picture will look a lot different later tonight. blizzard-like conditions are expected there. the nation's capital already reeling from wednesday night's mild snowstorm is taking every measure to get ready. >> yes, schools out today in washington and some of its suburbs. the metro subway system is not going to be running this weekend at all and federal offices are shutting down today at noon. taking a look at the morning commute, icy all the way from the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic seaboard.
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the western mountains and the sierra. rain for the rest of california. maybe even as far south as l.a. the roads may be flooded in the deep south. >> this is where the trouble is. memphis, atlanta, miami, washington, san francisco, if you plan on flying today. a former airline pilot has been arrested for flying a plane from oregon to california apparently drunk. >> david arns stone worked for alaskan airlines. he failed a random drug test after landing in orange county from portland with a blood alcohol level of 0.13. well above the legal limit. alaska airlines says he never flew again after the 2014 flight and resigned rather than being fired. he has been released on bail and ordered back to court next month and faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. an oklahoma judge has come down hard on a former police officer convicted of raping
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him a consecutive sentence of 263 years in prison. daniel holtzclaw's attacks went on for several months sexually assaulting women who were afraid to come forward. that is, until one of his victims, a neighborhood grandmother turned him in. a miami doctor has been suspended and could lose her job after she was caught on camera going off on an uber driver. she is seen here slapping and kicking the driver and heard launching a verbal tirade. the driver says she was drunk, but has decided no the to press charges and it turns out she hadn't even ordered the car but jumped in when she saw the uber sign. uber needless to say has suspended her account. don't mess with maria. that's the lesson learned after a confrontation between a suburban boston store owner and a would-be robber armed with a knife's demanded all the money in the register but mariey alves was ready and gave him a good swat. >> grabbed it then i smack him with this. he says i don't want to get this trouble. i don't want to get this
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>> in almost a decade it's only the second time alves has had to use one of her clubs. she is going to pray for the young man and she'd like to talk to him. well, an incredibly close call for lufkin, texas, police officers as a tractor trailer rounds a corner too fast. its empty lowboy trailer almost takes ow the cops and cruiser. after posting this they found the driver and apologized and said his brakes didn't lock up. he didn't see the police or he would have stopped and checked on them. of course, seeing a deer isn't really a shock unless you are you're barreling down a ski slope. she caught the much too close encounter while skiing in sun valley. although she's a former free skiing world champion angel says this has never happened to her before. one she won't forget. the super bowl matchup will be set this weekend with two
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time now to check "the pulse." starting with social media's savvy students trying to trick a tv station. our affiliate in chattanooga, tennessee, shared a twitter back and forth. >> started with this direct message saying inform students of no school. the station said, ha, ha, nice try. you obviously don't know the password. >> the station then tweeted, kid, don't direct message us pretending you are some school official canceling school. we're not that dumb. >> but you know what, i would probably give these kids an at q for effort. in the end they won because the county did end up closing the school so they were kind of ahead of the system. >> the county fooled it. it may be snowing but a dating app says this will be a hot weekend. >> it'll be warm indoors. hinge saw a 47% spike in activity on the east coast during the january snowstorm a year ago and last year the
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to the east coast caused this overnight. a tornado touching down in mississippi. there are reports of trees down as well as mobile homes destroyed. washington, d.c. is promising this snowstorm won't be a repeat of the other night. with unpassable roads, 4,000 salt trucks are ready to coat the region starting today. schools are closed today and the federal government closes at noon. today heavy rain in central and northern california and further north snow and freezing rain moving from the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic region. and finally from us the late night comics admitting they received a gift. >> sarah palin was a gold mine for them. back in the news, here now your "friday funnies." >> while trump admittedly has given me so much material to make jokes about, nobody compares to the original material girl. >> i'm here to support the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> i think she just likes him because trump sounds like a name
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bristol, willow, track, trump. >> at least i think she was endorsing donald trump. listen. >> the selfie sticks and the greek columns and all that hopey-changey stuff. you with the hands that rock the cradle, right wing and bitter cling and proud clingers. >> what? >> let me just tase the part of my brain that understands sentence structure. >> fighting each other and yelling all la akbar calling jihads on each other's heads. like i said, let them duke it out. >> is she still talking? >> if you watch trump during that speech you can actually hear what he's thinking. watch again. >> he is the master at the art of the deal. he is one who would -- >> i wonder why she keeps saying deal. does she think i'm a pickle king of new york? >> palin described trump as a great leader while trump being
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most painful experience in his life. >> let the warriors and go kick isis' bleep mr. can i get a hallelujah. >> hallelujah, woo, woo. woo. woo! sarah palin just guaranteed trump the evangelical vote because i think she was speaking in tongues. >> amen to sarah palin being back on the campaign trail. >> absolutely. and we want to remind you folks we'll be crazy with weather. we'll have a lot more on "gma" with reporters across the country.

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